Ever have a habit you can’t break or something you really need to change about yourself but you just can’t? Here’s why. Either your body or soul or both are calling the shots.
See, everyone of us is made up of three parts. Body, soul (mind, will, emotions), and spirit. When I surrendered my life to Jesus, He came in and made my spirit part perfect. It’s now one with Him. That’s awesome news because, not only does that enable me to experience everlasting life with my Heavenly Father but it also enables me to experience an abundant life here on earth! In other words, I now can kick those habits and see real change happen in my life. Here’s how.
My spirit must LEAD my body and soul. Not the other way around. It’s realizing that God’s Holy Spirit now controls and lives in my spirit which gives me direct access to filter every choice, response, attitude, and action through Him. The more I do that, moment by moment, the more I live in true freedom. When it comes to your three parts, choose now to make your spirit the boss over your body and soul. I promise, you’ll be a lot happier with that order.
BTW, this doesn’t come natural. Begin with small steps, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom, strength, and perseverance in replacing the bad habits with His good ones. Purpose to get closer to God every day through worship, prayer, and reading His word. Then, just trust Him. What a God!
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; The old is gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17